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There is currently a 12 point intensity scale to measure the severity of the event. Another popular way of estimating the size of effected area is using inundation maps. Found at:http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2011/EGU2011-4537.pdf

The last way to protect yourself along with these other tips is to not return to the dangerous area until you hear it is safe to do so. By http://www.odpem.org.jm/DisastersDoHappen/TypesofHazardsDisasters/Tsunamis/ProtectYourselfFromTsunamis/tabid/308/Default.aspx

One way you can protect yourself is to be aware of how prone to earthquakes your area is and to listen for news of earthquakes if you live on the coast.Another way to protect yourself is to evacuate to safe ground if a tsunamil is eminent.

How to stay safe during a Tsunami


Tsunamis are a series of waves which occur after a substantial shift in the ocean floor either up or down. These waves crash into the shore and destroy everything in their path. This is harfull for humans because much of our training is done by sea and on the coast. Many large cities are also along the coast, making tsunamis a very dangerous threat.

Tsunamis and their effects

Since this event originates from the ocean, the areas most affected by it would be costal reigions. Tsunamis could potentially harm people plants and animals over one hundred miles inland.

Who's at risk?

How are they measured?

July 17, 1998: a 7.1 magnitude earthquake generated a tsunami which klled 2,200 people in Papua New Guinea.December 26, 2004: A magnitude 9.1-9.3 earthquake created a tsunami which is blamed for the death of 230,000 people.Found at:http://www.livescience.com/3731-tsunamis-history.html

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